Summer Sizzlers 2013 – Cork purses for the naturalista- fashionista

If it’s time to upgrade your summer wardrobe with a new purse then you came to the right place.  I just found a divine one of a kind bag from Pelcor as part of their Sunshine Capsule Collection. 

The water resistant cotton canvas bag comes in Aqua, Raw and Lemon.  (Let me translate that for those of you who don’t speak “fashion”…  It means; blue, white and yellow!)  And, the bags have wonderful details that are entirely made of cork.  Yes, that material that keeps your wine from spilling out of the bottle!

Hmmm, a purse made out of cork?  How is that so??  Well, I just learned that the cork is a vegetal fabric that is extracted from the cork oak tree in the Mediterranean (Thank you, Google).  The trees have a lifetime of about 300 years and their bark regenerates itself after every harvest.  After harvesting, the cork is left to dry then boiled to make it more pliable to use for producing these unique purses.


According to the Pelcor website:

“Characterized by an elusive scent of dry wood and a smooth texture, Pelcor® cork skin is extremely light, waterproof, flexible, resistant, insulating and environmentally friendly. As in nature, no two Pelcor pieces are exactly alike – subtle chromatic variations make each an utterly unique article.”

Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are lovely and comfortable to carry.    I look at them and think; A beach bag that looks just as good at the office or at lunch with the girls.  How can I go wrong wearing this?  And because the color palette is so intense, it adds a dash of summer brightness to whatever outfit you are wearing.  Plus because it is made of natural materials, it is vegan friendly, you hear that Alicia Silverstone and Zooey Deschanel?  Y’all should be wearing this purse!!

The bag comes in two styles:  The Tote and drawstring… and both are big enough to hold all your summer essentials.  Don’t you hate finding a totally cute purse only to realize that you can’t hold everything and then you have a Sophie’s Choice decision to make as to what stays and what goes?

Anyway, at only $83 you can pick up one of each.  Check out  and pick up a Pelcor. 

Karen V. Stevens is a media gal, writer, producer, PR spin master and USC Trojan football enthusiast who is convinced you never can have enough handbags.  Hollah on Twitter

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